I would like to travel by my car outside the UAE, what should I do?

If you are traveling to the Middle East/Asia/Africa or Australia, you need to have a Carnet de Passage (trip ticket).

I would like to travel by my car to Europe, what should I do?

In order to travel by your car to Europe, you need to have an International Certificate.

How do I obtain an International Driving Permit?

In order to drive in UAE you need to have an International Driving Permit issued outside the UAE. Please note that tourists are allowed to drive only rented vehicles (Rent-a-Car).

I am on a visit to the UAE, how can I drive in the UAE or, can I get an International Driving License in UAE if I have the national license of my country?

If you need to take your car outside the UAE using the customs documents (Carnet de Passage en Douane) then you need to provide a cash guarantee or a bank guarantee depending on the model, manufacture year of the car and also the country you wish to visit .

What kind of guarantees do I need to provide if I need to take my car outside the UAE?

On entry to a country, at the customs check point, the officials will stamp an entry on the souche of the Carnet de Passage en Douane and an exit stamp will be stamped when you exit the country.

What happens at the entry point of each country that I am visiting when I have a Carnet de Passage en Douane?

On entry to a country, at the customs check point, the officials will stamp an entry on the souche of the Carnet de Passage en Douane and an exit stamp will be stamped when you exit the country.

What happens if I don't bring back my car from the country I am visiting?

If you fail to bring your car back from the country you visited then the guarantees will not be refunded to you unless you provide an attested document indicating that the customs duties have been paid in the country the car was left behind.

How can I participate in local or international rallies or karting races?

In order to participate in local or international rallies or karting races, you need to obtain a competition license from the ATCUAE. To obtain a competition license you need to have a valid UAE driving license and a medical fitness certificate as per CIK/FIA regulations. Foreign drivers should get their country's ASN (National Sporting Authority) approval in order to get his/her competition license from the ATCUAE.

What is Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge?

It is one of the rounds of the FIA Cross-Country Rallies World Cup and FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship.

What kind of vehicle can I use to race in the FIA Middle East Rally Championship?

Eligible cars : Kindly see Article 4 of the Regional Rally Sporting regulations. http://argent.fia.com/web/fia-public.nsf/4463E5A56EF00302C1257854002C6486/$FILE/2011_RRR_Regs&Appx.pdf

What categories of prizes are awarded in the FIA Middle East Rally Championship?

The Categories of prizes will be subject to the regulations of each rally which will be available on the relevant website.

What is a Homologation paper, and how do I get it?

In order to participate in any rally, your vehicle needs to be homologated. The homologation paper is a document which certifies that the vehicle used in the rally is custom-built according to FIA specifications for that group or class of vehicle. To get your vehicles homologated you need to contact your ASN.

How can I register myself to participate in the Dubai International Rally or the Desert Challenge?

In order to participate in any of these rallies you need to fill up the entry form, get it stamped by your ASN (National Sporting Authority) and then submit it to the ATCUAE before the entry closing date.

What is a marshal?

A motorsport marshal carries out a wide range of duties, all of which contribute to the overall efficiency and success of a motorsport event. It is a voluntary role, and vital to the organization of motorsport.

Why become a marshal?

Marshalling is an exciting way of getting involved in motorsport. You get into events free, learn new skills, meet new people and make new friends, help others, watch the action with the best view possible. Your contribution is appreciated by everyone involved, including the organizing clubs and competitors.

What qualifications and training do I need?

No qualifications are required, just a willingness to get involved, have fun and learn what it's all about. To be a full marshal you have to be 18 or above. Training is provided by motorsport clubs, marshal clubs. If you already have special skills, such a technical skills, mechanical, rescue, vehicle recovery, medical, first aid or administration, you may wish to use those skills in your role as a marshal.

What time commitment is involved?

There's no minimum requirement beyond attending appropriate training, so it's up to you. You can attend all the events or choose the ones appropriate for your time schedule.

Can I just work locally or do I have to travel?

It's entirely up to you. Many marshals choose to work at their local race circuit or other nearby motorsport locations, whereas others are happy to travel.